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Erreck
08-17-2005, 12:26 PM
Believe it or not, a 9.1lb. Coho was caught last week on lake Oroville! That broke the old record of 9.0lbs. set in 1989.

Goes to show that there still ARE fish in there!

Empire
08-17-2005, 04:39 PM
That is a fish for the wall!

I hope some pics start circulating.

donzitroller
08-18-2005, 11:43 PM
Yeah, I just read about that in WON.. didn't say that other cohos were being caught, just that one. Must have been a heck of a holdover! To get that big, makes you wonder how many more like that are still in there that may be near that size. I know the ones we were catching last summer were in the 3 pound range. Now if only we could get a breeding/stocking program up and running.. Course all they do is eat all the bass food in there.. LOL.. :-X

Mark_Damron
08-19-2005, 05:02 AM
Let them eat all the Green Carp, oops! BASS food they want if they are growing to 9.1 lbs. PHM

panfish_popper
08-20-2005, 08:52 PM
Sorry for the random post but...Bass rule 8)

ghostfish_slayer
08-21-2005, 07:25 PM
what was it caught on?

Erreck
08-23-2005, 08:13 AM
Not sure what was used to catch it... Only that it was caught trolling near the dam. I haven't been able to get anything more specific than that from anyone I've asked.

ghostfish_slayer
08-23-2005, 08:44 AM
thanks..that is a big one.i also wonder if they might use the tributaries feeding the lake,is it the north feather? and use the lake as their ocean..on saturday i was trolling near the dam at about 40 feet didn't get a bite.i don't know anything about trolling in the big lakes,i didn't even go to fish the lake and just used what i found in a friends ocean salmon box on his boat.i think we tried a small dodger and a watermelon apex on one and on the other a orange and chrome spoon. both behind a quite a few ounces of lead.we did some trolling for the lake monster..

Erreck
08-23-2005, 09:01 AM
orange and chrome spoon...

That's always been my top producer on that lake with the Coho. I usually put a large Hot-Spot flasher ahead of it when running deeper than ~30ft. I find that the larger flasher works better than dodgers the majority of the time because the Coho usually hit faster running lure combos... The dodgers have to be run a little too slow.

Chinook
08-24-2005, 10:54 AM
9 lbs may be the documented record but we used to catch them all the time in the 80s that went 10lbs and my best was 11 lbs. we fished at lime saddle at night under the lights. The shad minnows would come to the lights, you catch the shad minnows and the cohos would be underneath them.
Chinook

vvbob
08-26-2005, 07:21 AM
Yes the 80's were good years. I caught quite a few 6 lb+ coho out of Berryessa during the early 80's

Mulderken
08-27-2005, 07:22 AM
Me and my buddy fished lake oroville last night until this morning, and not even 1 bite the whole night. Sorry to say but it was our worst fishing trip ever.

Loves-to-Fish
08-29-2005, 10:44 AM
was checking out DWR site found this on Lake Oroville info, thought I'd share with you all. Nice Fatty there!
http://aquanet.water.ca.gov/more/2005/images/CohoRecord.jpg

deadhead1969
08-29-2005, 11:39 AM
That's a big as we used to get in Lund, BC. Congrats!!

DH

h00kie
08-29-2005, 11:57 AM
was checking out DWR site found this on Lake Oroville *info, thought I'd share with you all. Nice Fatty there!
http://aquanet.water.ca.gov/more/2005/images/CohoRecord.jpg

LTF,
can't see the photo just the notorious X. Darn that X!!!
Maybe you could post the web site address?
thx

Loves-to-Fish
08-29-2005, 01:17 PM
ok, I don't know why some of you can't see it, or why some can't get to the link???
LTF *;D

ll_kaidoy_ll
08-30-2005, 05:23 PM
here you go: http://aquanet.water.ca.gov/more/2005/images/CohoRecord.jpg


LTF ;D

Is it me, or does the picture not load when you click the link? I get a timed-out error. ???

drstressor
08-30-2005, 07:11 PM
The address doesn't work.

Loves-to-Fish
08-31-2005, 02:06 PM
bump! http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/509/medium/CohoRecord.jpg

ghostfish_slayer
08-31-2005, 08:10 PM
nice

Empire
09-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Nice fish!

The pic leaves something to be desired. :'(

ll_kaidoy_ll
09-03-2005, 12:45 PM
OMG! That is a fat Coho! I hope there's a few more of those lurking around in Oroville somewhere. ;)

Erreck
09-04-2005, 06:25 AM
NICE! :o